DHS COVID-19 PROVIDER RESOURCES // ODP
ODP Announcement 20-062:
Administrative Entity (AE) Facility Based Community
Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19
The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of The Office of
Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Facility Based Community Participation Supports
Readiness Tool for COVID-19.
As part of the mitigation strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Office of
Developmental Programs at the direction of the Governor closed licensed Adult Training
Facilities, Older Adult Day Facilities, and Prevocational Facilities on March 17, 2020. In
geographic areas deemed to be in the “Green Phase” under Governor Wolf’s Re-Opening
Pennsylvania plan, facility-based Community Based Support (CPS) services are permitted
to resume with appropriate precautions in place to ensure participant and staff safety.
The attached readiness tool is intended to facilitate discussion and planning based on
individuals’ safety and needs as related to each provider location and circumstance.
It is critical to recognize that, though it is permissible for facility-based CPS services to
resume in green phase counties, individuals will re-engage in activities on timelines that
meet each of their needs. ISP teams should use the Individual Transition Guide to assist
with planning for re-engagement in services. Likewise, timelines for facilities to re-open
will also vary depending on the extent of programmatic and facility modifications that
are necessary to safely provide facility-based services to individuals.